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Alaska State Chamber of Commerce E-News - August 03, 2010

Only 11 days left to take advantage of Early Bird registration!

Alaska State Chamber Fall Conference and Business Trade Show

Alaska + Business = Economy "Back to the Basics"

Centennial Hall & Juneau Arts Center
Juneau, Alaska
September 20-22, 2010

Our 51st Annual Fall Conference and Business Trade Show are scheduled for September 20-22, 2010 in Juneau at Centennial Hall and the Juneau Arts Center.  The Annual Fall Conference and Business Trade Show will feature timely topics important to the future of Alaska business.

Training

Empower your organization by attending one of our Training Workshops.  Choose the track that best fits your needs.  We will also have a workshop for Executive Directors of chambers of commerce presented by Renee Sinclair from the US Chamber of Commerce.  Early bird registration ends August 13! Workshop Flyer

Conference

Early bird registration ends August 13! Register for the fall conference here.  Travel pricing includes incentives for travel on Alaska Airlines as well as special rates for accommodations at the Westmark Baranof Hotel, for discount codes and reservation numbers view the Conference Flyer.  Please contact Teri Engebretson at info@alaskachamber.com or (907) 586-2010 regarding registration and payment questions.

Your participation in the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce organization enhances our ability to promote a positive environment for Alaska businesses.

Business Trade Show

Our trade show is an exceptional opportunity to promote your products and services to business leaders and key lawmakers from across Alaska, Canada and the Pacific Northwest.  For information about trade show booth packages and registration prices, view the Trade Show FlyerEarly bird registration ends August 13! Register for the trade show here.  Please contact Cheryl Eluska at celuska@alaskachamber.com or (907) 278-2727 with questions regarding the trade show.  Only 29 booths left.

Sponsorships

We are proud to receive the support of the following businesses for our 51st Annual Fall Conference and Business Trade Show:  AT&T, Alaskan Brewing Company,

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Denali Drilling, Inc., ExxonMobil, Goldbelt, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Juneau Chamber of Commerce, Petro Marine Services, Pioneer Natural Resources Alaska, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo.

For information on available sponsorships and sponsorship benefits, view the Sponsorship Flyer.  Please contact Cheryl Eluska at celuska@alaskachamber.com or (907) 278-2727 for more information regarding sponsorships.

Promotion for State Chamber Board Member

Tom Maloney will serve as area manager for Alaska for CH2M Hill.  Maloney has been with CH2M HILL for 21 years in Alaska.  His work experience includes being a senior project controller and corporate business manager.  Maloney is the incoming president of the Resource Development Council, vice chairman of the Municipality of Anchorage Investment Advisory Commission and board member of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce.  Maloney replaces Chuck O'Donnell, who relinquished his role as area manager to focus on critical business development in Alaska and his expanded role with the energy and chemicals business group.

Mark your calendars...
6th Annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair

Aug. 7, 11- 9pm, Anchorage Park Strip

Don't miss this FREE opportunity to enjoy live music, food, informational booths, kids activities and learn more about renewable energy and energy efficiency.  Be sure to check out their  workshops that include updates on tidal power, Fire Island wind, and commuter rail, as well as presentations on how to make your own biodiesel and make your home more energy efficient.  They have also got great music from Jared Woods to The Whisky Richards to Sweating Honey.  See a full schedule, and list of vendors here.  

Vendor registration is still open, and REAP is especially looking for craft vendors for the fair.  To register as a vendor, click here. Note: The online registration deadline is Aug. 1.  
REAP is also looking for volunteers and items for our silent auction.  To donate items for the auction, call Eian at 929-7770.  To volunteer, call Caren at 929-7770.  
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State Chamber Solicits Nominations for Annual Awards

The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for its prestigious annual awards.  The awards are the William A. Egan Outstanding Alaskan, the Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year and the Local Chamber of the Year.  Presentations of the awards will be made September 21, 2010 at the at the Chamber's 51st Annual Fall Conference and Business Trade Show in Juneau.

The Celebrated and prestigious William A. Egan award is given to individuals who have made substantial and continual contributions of statewide significance while working in the private sector.  Each year, nominations are kept strictly confidential.  The selection is made by all past chairs of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce with voting conducted by secret ballot.  The recipients of the Outstanding Alaskan of the Year form an impressive list of Alaskan "Who's Who" and dates back to its first honoree in 1964.

The Bill Bivin award, established in 1993, pays tribute to businesses that exemplify leadership, ethics and organization.  The business is recognized for consistent community involvement, an excellent business reputation and established leadership in their fields.

The Alaska Chamber of the Year award is bestowed upon an Alaskan chamber for consistent community involvement and an excellent business reputation.

The nomination packet is on-line at our website Click here for applications

Deadline for submitting applications is the close of business on Friday, August 6, 2010

A complete list of previous award recipients in available here

State Chamber Annual $10,000 Raffle

Here is your chance to win $10,000!  State Chamber Board members are now selling raffle tickets for the annual State Chamber $10,000 raffle.  Raffle proceeds allow the Chamber to continue its mission "To promote a positive business environment in Alaska".  Winning tickets will be drawn on September 21, 2010, during the Fall Conference and Trade Show in Juneau, Alaska.  Tickets may be purchased from State Chamber staff or any of our statewide Board members.  Here is a link to the list of Board members.


Raffle Overview:

v     Tickets cost $100 each.

v     Only 300 tickets are sold and there are 13 cash prize winners.

v     There are an additional 37 prizes donated by members; odds of winning are very good.

o       Check out the complete of prizes listed in the attachment to this e-mail

v     Buyers may team up to purchase a ticket (please list ALL names in the comments box).

v     All 300 tickets are drawn to determine prizes

v     The first ticket drawn wins $500.

v     Every 25th ticket drawn wins $250.

v     The last ticket drawn wins $10,000!

v     Need not be present to win.

NOTE: You have the option to split the Grand Prize.  If you choose "Split" and your ticket is one of last two to be drawn, the Grand Prize will be split and both tickets will win $5,000.  If you choose "No Split", then the drawing will continue and you risk winning it all or winning nothing.  Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you in Juneau September 20-22!

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